Facing Tribulation: The Divine Mandate ” Model of Jesus.”

Bassey Ubong @ St. Stephen’s African Church Cathedral, Uyo. April 2019 Jesus of Nazareth was a philosopher of the realist school of thought, a school identified more with Aristotle of Greece. Realism looks at life ‘the way it is’ rather than ‘the way it should be’ which is the preoccupation of idealist philosophers led by […]

“The Jesus Christ Phenomenon as a Study in Realism.”

The historical Jesus the Christ is a phenomenon which will continue to excite studies and generate controversy for all time because it has dozens of perspectives including Jesus as the quintessence of realism. In philosophy, realism implies the existence of an objective world independent of the mind, a world of the practical and material as […]

Are human beings hardwired for religion?” Part 2

Why should highly educated people exhibit behaviours which generate shock and disbelief when religious issues are concerned? How should violence on people who hold different religious views be explained? When people carry out irrational acts on matters of religion how can such acts be justified or at least explained? Scientists say certain human behaviours in […]

“Are Human Beings Hardwired for Religion?” (1)

I had concluded a topic for this Sunday but the trending issue in the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto made me consider a piece on above topic. Why should highly educated, highly placed, and highly exposed people act in ways too difficult to explain once religion becomes an issue? Incidentally, the lesson today where […]

 ‘Secret Societies:’ The Quest Continues

I read a recent post by one Ata Ikiddeh of Akwa Ibom ‘Diaspora’ on the age-old controversy regarding secret societies. Once upon a time it went like wildfire throughout Nigeria from the Federal Civil Service to churches to peer groups. There was a frenzy as people searched for members of the ‘fraternities’ for the purpose […]